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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

REAPING WHAT WE SOW

UPDATED WITH BREAKING BLOG NEWS: JURY VERDICT IN ROLEX ROBBERS CASE.

GUILTY.

The unintended consequences of the budget cuts in the Justice System are detailed here in this DBR article. DBR

From the article that details the delays in a criminal case in which a person was shot and his wife was murdered: "The Sutton case illustrates what may end up becoming a constitutional crisis of massive proportions in the state’s court system. The state is struggling through a budget shortfall and cuts in the court system are hampering prosecutors, courts and public defenders."

EDWARDS DROPS OUT:
Rumpole's choice for President, John Edwards, has dropped out of the race, marking the first time since 1968 when Rumpole's choice was not on the ballot (Robert Kennedy).

SUPREME COURT ARGUMENTS
June will be a busy month for Rumpole as he takes time away from research on disorderly intoxication to watch three cases that are being argued before the Supreme Court:

Tuesday, April 15
No. 07-330, Greenlaw v. United States (on circuits courts’ power to enhance criminal sentences sua sponte)
No. 06-7517, Irizarry v. United States (on notice to parties before departing from sentencing guidelines)


Wednesday, April 16
No. 07-343: Kennedy v. Louisiana (on the constitutionality of the death penalty for child rape)


A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words:
A special REGJB prize awaits the first loyal reader who emails us a picture of the lines to get in the Justice Building on a Monday. If you want the prize you will have to identify yourself in the email, but we will keep your identity confidential. (And if there's anything we've shown we can do in the last two plus years, it's keep a secret.)

FACDL FAKES.

You join FACDL. You pay your dues. Then they say they will do something nice to help remember Sy Gaer. And then nothing. No picture in the lobby. No black book. Nothing. Lots of talk, no action. You would think they are in training to become a chief judge.

ROLEX ROBBERY CASE TO THE JURY?

The two defendant murder-robbery case before Judge Reemberto Diaz is wrapping up today. As soon as the jury has a verdict (and the Herald reports it) we'll be the "first" to let you know.

26 comments:

rump hunter said...

Rumpole (all 3 of you)I saw you guys this afternoon stuffing your faces at the Calif Pizza Kitchen in the Gables, with your cell phones out, lauging about the blog and talking about what you were going to do next. I even have a picture on my cell phone. You have until 6 pm tonight to admit your identities or I will publish it with your gal pal from the Herald.

Old Guy said...

Great. The DBR figured out that the system is broken. Like they care. When a civil lawyer is the victim, voila - the problem is acknowledged.

Fat Cats - like Sen. Crist - are in favor of law and against crime. Nice platitudes. Send MONEY ! We are broke.

In America, you get what you pay for. For $40K and no money for expenses, you get the prosecution that you deserve. When I cannot get a hearing transcribed to impeach a witness, my client suffers by waiting. Want a better effort, pay a living and competitive wage, and stop cutting the budget just because we never scream as loud as the guys who hire lobbyists.

Government of the cheap gets you a cheapened version of Justice.

Anonymous said...

Gotta love this post:

Anonymous said...
if a cop cashes my check for a depo appearance, and fails to show or call to re-schedule, does that constitute petty theft?

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 1:02:00 PM

My question is what cop is that desperate for the $10 that he needed to cash that depo check. Anyways I think he would have made more mola had he attended the depo.

"petty theft" Gotta love these defense attorneys. LMFAO

Anonymous said...

Rumpole I saw you down by the paddock before the first race. I saw you by the betting window. I saw you when you got up this morning.

(what movie is that from?)

Anonymous said...

"rump hunter"? Dirty mind...

Anonymous said...

Keep voting for those darn Republicans and you get what you ask for....

fake alschuler said...

I'll take the bacon double cheesburger pizza. Put it on Rumpolium's tab. And a brewski.

CAPTAIN said...

Ocean's 11 ?????

Anonymous said...

actually it became four of us at cali pizza kitchen this afternoon. four rumpoles in one place at one time. one of us was late... stuck trying to get across the river.

our fourth ordered the rosemary chicken sandwich with the side caesar.

Anonymous said...

the depo check is nine bucks. I've had several cash and no shows. I think I need to certify a class and file a class action...

Anonymous said...

Is the verbose ONION PEELER a judge awaiting a jury? he is long winded, has too much time on his hands, is articulate, and bitter. Intelligent, bitter and too much down time. has to be a judge. which robed one is it?

Anonymous said...

Rolex robbers guilty as charged. Jury out less than 2 hours. Congrats to the SAO

fake ted mastos said...

Edwards is out.
Guiliani is out you say?
Most unexpected. Harrumph. (chomp).
Hmm...Most unexpected. I mean (smack) Guiliani was leading in the polls. Now he's out? Hmm.. (chomp smack) I think a defense continuance is in order at the least.

Rumpole said...

I don't know who you saw, but I'm out west champ.

Rumpole said...

SOUNDS like Oceans 11 to me.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Edwards now that you have withdrawn from the presidential race do you have any thoughts on why the voters rejected you? I will take some time off to analyze the situation while I volunteer for a few days on Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans. Q Will you now spend more time with your wife, by the way how is her cancer? Do you feel that perhaps some of the electorate thought you might be another hypocritical pathological lying politician due to the fact that you are a multimillionaire former trial lawyer curretn investment banker who owns multifple homes and portrays himself as a champion for the poor? I will gladly accept a cabiniet posistion in exchange for my delegates. Why are you asking me tough questions, I am so pretty.

Anonymous said...

I could be wrong but I think the defining moment in the beginning of the end for Guiliani was when he was asked by a member of an audience or reporter if he would use the secret service to protect his mistress if president like he used nypd to protect his current wife while he was having an affair with her. catholics are reluctant to divorce and he was separated but it was a great question. if guiliani were elected he would turn iraq into another vietnam and we would be there another 10 years.

i'm redeemed said...

ladies and gentlemen, you better get used to saying these words as often as you can in the next 4 yeras. president clinton (again) or president obama. if mccain gets nominated, either one of those two aforementioned can take him. why, all they have to do is push him down the steps or blow on him. the man is too old. at 71, he needs to be in a rocking chair. that's not the only reason why he will lose, though. McCain actually believes the American people want this war in Iraq to last forever until bin laden is caught. I'm a republican who voted for Ron Paul in the primaries, but I will vote for a democratic president if Mccain gets the nod. CLINTON (which one: I don't know) or OBAMA all the way to the white house.

Anonymous said...

How is it that people haven't been complaining about Beatrice Butchko on this blog? I had the displeasure of appearing before her for the first time the other day. I couldn't believe how rude and evil that woman is. It wasn't so much the way she treated me, as the stunts I saw her pull in the short time I was there. She is obviously the State Attorney of old, only now she has the black robe on.

Alex Michaels for Public Defender said...

THE COMMITTEE TO ELECT ALEX MICHAELS FOR PUBLIC DEFENDER PRESENTS:

THE "DIS EES BULLSHEET" FUNDRAISER
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 8:00 PM--?

THE CLEVELANDER, MIAMI BEACH

Featuring entertainment by Alex Michaels own one-man Roumanian band and Fred Moldovan

Anonymous said...

Any specifics on Judge Betty?

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the White House Senator: Mccain: where is the bathroom. Clinton: I want the Fbi to start wiretaps on the following enemies of myself and Bill. Mccain: set up a meeting a couple hours after I wake up, boy it is great to wake up at this age, with the nat. sec. advisor and joint chiefs. I want to commence bombing in Iraq and increase the troop level by 100000. Clinton: tell the secret service to set up a room for bill to have orgies where the participants can enter the wh without being seen. Mccain; where' s my blood pressure, cancer, prostate, erection, and arthritis medecine. Clinton; tell the press secretary to work on this story about bill and 2 gymnasts, a ballerina, and the porn star on the putting green at 3 am. Mccain; hooorah, i love the sight of bodybags in the morning. Clinton, mr. speaker- if you motherfuckers don't pass my tax increases for the rich and corportations i am leaking the evidence i have of you enjoying the company of minors and taking kickbacks to build your third vacation home.

Anonymous said...

Michael Vick should have hired Alex Michaels.

Anonymous said...

dis dogfighting charge is bullsheet. judge if you eat chinese you eat dog you hippocrit!

Anonymous said...

I don't want to be too specific about the things I saw her do (there were only a handful of private attorneys there with me), but suffice it to say that KFR could send her ASA's to another courtroom since Judge Betty has fully assumed the role of chief prosecutor in that courtroom. Stop by some time if you can stand it.

Anonymous said...

Biggest loser on Tuesday:

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE MARCO RUBIO

followed closely by another has-been Bush

THE JEB.

Both backed Romney and opposed Amendments: Marco #1. and Jeb Slots.

BOTH LOST.

Can you say:

You haven't got a prayer of being Governor, Marco.

and

Please go away for good Jeb.